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Speedway International fire damage pegged at $ 15 million

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg fire officials said the blaze that destroyed a warehouse full of fuel Monday night did $15 million damage.

The
disaster could be seen across the city and live television coverage
made headlines around the world. A huge fireball that shot hundreds of
feet in the air was caused by the explosion of a tanker truck full of
methanol, officials said Tuesday.

A foam-spewing military
fire fighting truck was brought in from Winnipeg’s airport to try and
douse the huge blaze at Speedway International on Nicolas Avenue, near
the intersection of Archibald and Marion Streets.

The fire began
shortly after 5 pm, with a huge pall of black smoke towering over east
Winnipeg. About an hour later, a fireball billowed hundreds of feet into
the air in an explosion seen and heard across the city.

By
Monday night, an evacuation zone 800 metres all around the fire scene
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Added: Oct-2-2012 Occurred On: Oct-2-2012
By: Hiarken
In:
Regional News
Tags: fire, race fuel, boom, crispy
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (load item map)
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